Arshia Fatima Haq works across various mediums, including film, visual art, performance and sound and is currently exploring themes of embodiment and mysticism particularly within the Islamic Sufi context. She is the founder of Discostan, a collaborative decolonial project working with cultural production from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Narrative threads include migration, celebration, warfare, nostalgia, homeland, and borders, often within realms of Islamic influence, through lenses of traditional forms and kaleidoscopic reinventions of pop culture.
Haq’s work has been featured at the Broad Museum, Toronto International Film Festival, MOMA New York, Hammer Museum, LAX Art, UC Irvine’s Global Visions Program, Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Pacific Film Archive, and she was selected as a cultural programmer for the Los Angeles Islam Arts Initiative. Currently, she hosts and produces monthly radio shows on Dublab and NTS featuring contemporary, traditional, and nostalgic music from across the MENASA region, and she recently released an album of Sufi field recordings from Pakistan on the Sublime Frequencies label.